Episode 39: Game of Drones

Aviation fans, rejoice! In today’s episode, we enter Mumu’s wheelhouse (propeller-house?) with a chat with The Drone Girl, Sally French. Actually, it’s Lindsay’s wheelhouse too. Sally is a journalist, blogger and all-around drone fanatic. We dig in to the latest FAA rules for pilots and flying, how drone tech has changed over the years and […]

Working 9 to 5 (and beyond)

June has been a bit (okay, a lot) crazy for us. Lindsay’s day job at Fox Soccer means she’s been working nonstop on the Women’s World Cup. (USA! USA!) My students have been working all year on building their own UAV, and will be down in southern Maryland at the AUVSI Student Unmanned Systems competition […]

A visit to Mumu’s lab at the University of Maryland

This past weekend I had the pleasure of sleeping on Mumu’s couch and eating her food while in town to go to a friend’s wedding. Besides the obligatory podcast planning and conspiring, I got to follow Mumu to her office and lab and see what she really does on a daily basis (besides messaging with […]

The Amazon Jungle: Drones and the FAA

Last summer Amazon made headlines with Prime Air, their prototype for a 30-minute delivery system using unmanned aerial vehicles. You can check out their concept video below. Just yesterday, the FAA granted Amazon an experimental airworthiness certificate to begin research and development of their delivery systems. So we’ll have drone delivery next week, right? Uhh … […]